5 of the Best Motivational Books Money Can Buy
We all need a bit of extra motivation at times, don’t we? While this can come from a number of different sources, there is a lot to be said for getting your daily motivation from one of the following brilliant books, some of which are considered to be among the best motivational books that money can buy.
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
This clever book full of parables started out as a series of pamphlets given out by financial companies. After being pulled together into a book called The Richest Man in Babylon in 1926, it went on to become hugely popular and sell millions of copies. If you need some motivation to sort out your finances then you are sure to find some parables in here to motivate and inspire you. It is built around fascinating but easy to understand stories that we can all relate to and put into practice. The fact that it is made up of different parables also means that it is easy to dip in and out of, rather than being something that you need to read in just the one sitting.
Half-Full by John J Murphy
If you are the kind of person who looks on the glass as being half empty then this is the book for you. It is all about changing your perception of the world and starting to look at things in a more positive way. Perhaps by reading Half-Full you will learn how to more fully appreciate what you have in life and what amazing possibilities you have of doing something great with what you have. You might never look at a half-empty glass in the same way again after reading this highly motivational book.
The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
This motivational book dates back to 1959 and has sold over 4 million copies since then. The Magic of Thinking Big is all about becoming happier and more successful by making some simple changes in the way you think. The author states that many of us are held back from happiness and a better life by thinking too small. This book encourages us to fulfill our potential by thinking big and getting our rewards for doing this. Isn’t it time that you started to think big?
212 The Extra Degree by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson
The clever idea behind 212 The Extra Degree is the difference that one little degree can make. The title makes reference to the fact that increasing the temperature of water from 211o to 212o turns it from being hot water into boiling water, producing steam and opening up a whole new world of possibilities. If we apply this theory to our own lives then adding an extra degree of effort to what we do can be enough to bring big rewards. That’s the theory and by reading the book you can set about putting it into practice in your own life.
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
In Awaken the Giant Within well-known motivational speaker Tony Robbins shows us how to win back control of our mind, body, finance and life. It sounds like an ambitious project but the author is very smart about taking us through the process of internal change in a step by step process. If you need some help to get started on realizing your full potential then this could be the way to do it. It’s a good read and if it helps you to change your life even a little bit for the better then it is money well spent.